FlashReport: Massive Budget Deficit Presents Opportunity

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From Jon Fleischman at www.flashreport.org… There is a saying goes something like, “Adversity Breeds Opportunity.” This came to mind as I was reading stories in the SDUT, on the website of the Voice of San Diego, as well as a great column from FR friend Vince Vasquez on the up and coming SDRostra website — stories all about the massive …

DeMaio and Coalition File Ballot Measure

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Over the transom… Please join us for a very important press conference at 1pm Monday at City Hall regarding a Charter Amendment that will have a huge impact on the city’s ability to balance its budget long-term. Please call to confirm attendance: Alicia, 858-382-2197  MEDIA ADVISORY DeMaio and Coalition File Ballot Initiative to Reform City Contracting Charter Amendment Would Provide Millions in Taxpayer …

DeMaio Releases Budget Forecast

Erica Mendelson Carl DeMaio, Erica Mendelson 1 Comment

Councilmember Carl DeMaio released a budget forecast showing that the city cannot balance its budget even if it closed all libraries, eliminated all park and recreation programs, and imposed a Trash Tax of $60 million annually. At the City Council’s special meeting on the budget crisis today, DeMaio provided a powerpoint presentation depicting additional liabilities not included in the city’s official …

City Reveals $180M Deficit – DeMaio To Convene Series of Town Halls

Erica Mendelson Erica Mendelson 5 Comments

Today the City disclosed a budget deficit of $180 million — confirming concerns that the city’s financial problems are worsening. Councilmember DeMaio believes it is imperative that we educate and engage the public on the city’s financial problems — and seek their ideas on solutions. That’s why he’s convening an eight-week long series of “Town Halls on City Finances.” (See …

DeMaio Applauds Passage of City Business Tax Reform Package

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San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio calls the decision “a big victory for small businesses and taxpayers”… City to Refund Fees and Commits to Take Up Additional Tax Reforms SAN DIEGO – City Councilmember Carl DeMaio today announced progress on his efforts to reform the city’s notorious small business and rental tax programs.  With two 7-0 votes and a 5-2 …